Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Holiday Season - Gifts for Dad

"Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope."
--Bill Cosby

This year, like so many years before, my Dad proclaimed "I don't want anything for Christmas. I have enough shirts, underwear and socks. No sweaters, I don't even know where to put the ones that I have."

So, when you are stuck with this scenario, it's time to get creative and branch out. Here are some ideas for Dads... Enjoy!

History Buff:

A Country of Vast Design
$30 at Barnes &Nobel

Stocks and Bonds:

Wall Street Journal
$349 for a 1 year subscription
If he doesn't already subscribe, this is a great gift

Grill Master:

Monogrammed Steak Brand and Carving Board
$69.95 at William Sonoma
Nothing like branding your own steak after grilling it to perfection.


Allied 39015 178 Piece Cordless Tool Set
$110.76 at
This had the best reviews from seven websites
(including Sears, BestBuy and Amazon)

Style Setter:

Harriman Argyle
$79.50 at J. Crew
Tod's Gommini Buckle Loafer
$425 at Neiman Marcus


Anonymous said...

With all due respect to Robert Merry and the lovely Tribeca Girl, this history buff daughter would recommend an H.W. Brands book for the history buff dad. (

tribecagirl said...

A friend has said great things about him, particularly "The First American: The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin."